Until 2017, local TV news was the single most common source for news in America outpacing the *entire Internet*.   
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The last 20 posts from the AndroidForMobile Journalism Lab, for those who enjoy reverse chronological order.
Christine Schmidt    Feb. 20, 2019
“The idea that you would collaborate with your competitor when you’re fighting for ratings is anathema to broadcasters.” But it may be a key part of how local news remains sustainable.
Christine Schmidt    Feb. 20, 2019
Exclusive podcasts, tightened paywalls, and just plain asking each played a part.
Sarah Schmalbach    Feb. 20, 2019
Texting “seemed like a way to allow people to pare the constant stream of news down to just what mattered to them the most.”
Laura Hazard Owen    Feb. 19, 2019
Facebook acts like “digital gangsters,” “Mark Zuckerberg has shown contempt” toward governments, and the company’s “deliberate” strategy was to send uninformed executives to answer Parliament’s questions.
Nicholas Quah    Feb. 19, 2019
Plus: The U.K. wants to open up funding for independent audio, Newt Gingrich gets his own World, and a new show about being a working mother.
Laura Hazard Owen    Feb. 19, 2019
Among the grantees: The American Journalism Project gets $20 million, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press gets $10 million, and The News Literacy Project gets $5 million. And there’s more, lots more.
Laura Hazard Owen    Feb. 15, 2019
“While remixing the stories did not resonate every time, we did see positive results on the group of hard news stories where we altered the storytelling approach.”
Laura Hazard Owen    Feb. 15, 2019
“You have nothing to be ashamed of for your parents not vaccinating you. It wasn’t something you researched and decided against, you were just doing the whole ‘being a kid’ thing.”
Christine Schmidt    Feb. 14, 2019
“People frequently click on stories that are amusing, trivial, or weird, with no obvious civic focus. But they maintain a clear sense of what is trivial and what matters.”
Francesco Marconi, Till Daldrup, and Rajiv Pant    Feb. 14, 2019
In a world where key decisions are increasingly driven by algorithms, journalists need to take a closer look at how they work and how they impact individuals and society. Here’s how The Wall Street Journal is approaching it.
Christine Schmidt    Feb. 14, 2019
Inside.com recently raised $2.6 million from SeedInvest, Jason Calacanis, and “hundreds of our readers” to keep the growth going (but not relying on reader revenue).
Christine Schmidt    Feb. 13, 2019
“This is almost a plague in this county. Why wouldn’t we want to raise awareness and do it in a way that really had an impact?”
Laura Hazard Owen    Feb. 13, 2019
“It appears in our paper, it’s going to appear in BuzzFeed, and vice versa.”
Joshua Benton    Feb. 12, 2019
“For a society to have ready access to high-quality news is essential not just for the moment, but for the long-term sustainability of democracy.”
Nicholas Quah    Feb. 12, 2019
Plus: Slow Burn heads to TV, MeUndies prove podcast advertising works, and Morning Edition changes its tune.
Nicholas Quah    Feb. 12, 2019
As Spotify tries to ramp up a podcasting-as-closed-garden model, Slate wants to offer some of that approach’s benefits while remaining open.
Joshua P. Darr, Johanna Dunaway, and Matthew P. Hitt    Feb. 11, 2019
In places that lose a newspaper, split-ticket voting decreases by almost 2 percent. Without trustworthy political information, we fall back on party labels and our partisan identities.
Ken Doctor    Feb. 11, 2019
Alden’s offer to buy Gannett looks less and less credible. But can Tribune and Gannett suss out the merger that might be necessary to stop it?